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  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Deadly Diced Onions

    For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.

    Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    scrambling today.

    It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.

    -sw

  2. #2
    Gorio Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions


    It's pretty obvious when a restaurant serves these nasties. One reseason
    I don't dah-dah-dah-dah-dah be loving McDonalds. Can't cut your own
    onions, you should be cleaning the kitchen, not cooking in it.




    --
    Gorio

  3. #3
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    > (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    > just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >
    > Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    > bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    > products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    > scrambling today.
    >
    > It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.
    >
    > -sw


    Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It
    obviously would be easier to do so, but...

    --
    Jean B.

  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:44:01 -0400, Jean B. wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >>
    >> Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    >> bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    >> products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    >> scrambling today.
    >>
    >> It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.

    >
    > Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    > bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It
    > obviously would be easier to do so, but...


    There have now been over 20 individual recalls related to these same
    onions.

    It's no wonder our processed and pre-made food tastes like ****.
    Onions should be chopped/sliced fresh just prior to adding to a
    recipe. Apparently a lot of companies outsource the chopping of
    onions to this large "Chopped Onion Factory" (Gills Onions, LLC of
    Oxnard, CA).

    Can't your chop your own onions rather than outsourcing the cutting of
    those and and all your other ingredients?

    -sw

  5. #5
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > It's no wonder our processed and pre-made food tastes like ****.
    > Onions should be chopped/sliced fresh just prior to adding to a
    > recipe. Apparently a lot of companies outsource the chopping of
    > onions to this large "Chopped Onion Factory" (Gills Onions, LLC of
    > Oxnard, CA).
    >
    > Can't you chop your own onions rather than outsourcing the cutting of
    > those and and all your other ingredients?


    HUH. Until this thread, I'd never heard of pre-chopped onions. I can't
    believe anyone would even buy something like that.

    Gary

  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:02:25 -0400, Gary wrote:

    > HUH. Until this thread, I'd never heard of pre-chopped onions. I can't
    > believe anyone would even buy something like that.


    I've seen them sold them retail, too. For those pussies that are
    "intolerant" <snork> to cutting onions (who probably just suffer from
    dull knives). Not quite as bad as pre-cut apples, but it's pretty far
    down there on the "lazyness" scale.

    -sw

  7. #7
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    Gary wrote:

    > HUH. Until this thread, I'd never heard of pre-chopped onions. I can't
    > believe anyone would even buy something like that.


    You can buy them frozen. You know some people only cook every couple
    of months, right? Their knives aren't sharp, their ovens aren't
    accurate, and they barely know how to measure a cup of sugar.



  8. #8
    George Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On 8/2/2012 5:44 PM, Jean B. wrote:
    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >> Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    >> bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    >> products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    >> scrambling today.
    >>
    >> It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    > bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It obviously
    > would be easier to do so, but...
    >


    Those individually plastic wrapped microwave "baked potatoes" are pretty
    handy...

  9. #9
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:44:01 -0400, Jean B. wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >>> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >>> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >>>
    >>> Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    >>> bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    >>> products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    >>> scrambling today.
    >>>
    >>> It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.

    >> Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    >> bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It
    >> obviously would be easier to do so, but...

    >
    > There have now been over 20 individual recalls related to these same
    > onions.
    >
    > It's no wonder our processed and pre-made food tastes like ****.
    > Onions should be chopped/sliced fresh just prior to adding to a
    > recipe. Apparently a lot of companies outsource the chopping of
    > onions to this large "Chopped Onion Factory" (Gills Onions, LLC of
    > Oxnard, CA).
    >
    > Can't your chop your own onions rather than outsourcing the cutting of
    > those and and all your other ingredients?
    >
    > -sw


    Well, if folks couldn't do it BEFORE the recalls started
    happening, perhaps they are deciding that they are capable of
    doing it after all.

    --
    Jean B.

  10. #10
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    George wrote:
    > On 8/2/2012 5:44 PM, Jean B. wrote:
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >>> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >>> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >>> Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    >>> bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    >>> products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    >>> scrambling today.
    >>>
    >>> It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.
    >>>
    >>> -sw

    >>
    >> Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    >> bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It obviously
    >> would be easier to do so, but...
    >>

    >
    > Those individually plastic wrapped microwave "baked potatoes" are pretty
    > handy...


    Is it hard to wrap a potato? Hmmm. I wonder what defects there
    are on those potatoes, which a home cook would remove?

    --
    Jean B.

  11. #11
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:39:56 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:44:01 -0400, Jean B. wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >>>> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >>>> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >>>>
    >>>> Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    >>>> bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    >>>> products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    >>>> scrambling today.
    >>>>
    >>>> It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.
    >>> Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    >>> bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It
    >>> obviously would be easier to do so, but...

    >>
    >> There have now been over 20 individual recalls related to these same
    >> onions.
    >>
    >> It's no wonder our processed and pre-made food tastes like ****.
    >> Onions should be chopped/sliced fresh just prior to adding to a
    >> recipe. Apparently a lot of companies outsource the chopping of
    >> onions to this large "Chopped Onion Factory" (Gills Onions, LLC of
    >> Oxnard, CA).
    >>
    >> Can't your chop your own onions rather than outsourcing the cutting of
    >> those and and all your other ingredients?
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    >Well, if folks couldn't do it BEFORE the recalls started
    >happening, perhaps they are deciding that they are capable of
    >doing it after all.


    Whenever I need less than one onion or am too lazy I use dehys... they
    work fine in cooked dishes... I especially like toasted dehy onions,
    great in meat loaf without adding all that extra salt, also very nice
    for that quick bowl of onion soup. I keep an assortment of dehy
    veggies, very handy when you look and find you're all out or that
    onion or bell pepper has rotted to smelly mush. Dehy veggies have a
    forever shelf life.
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penze...eysonions.html

  12. #12
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:39:56 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >>>> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >>>> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >>>>


    Confession: I bought one of the recalled products and used about half
    of it in a marinara sauce before getting the recall notice. I would
    like to chop my own but I don't just cry when dicing onions, my eyes
    actually react very violently, they seem to dry up and I have to spend
    five minutes with a damp washcloth on them to clear the problem.

  13. #13
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:39:56 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:44:01 -0400, Jean B. wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>>> For those who are too lazy or intolerant to dice their own onions
    >>>>> (Julie) because they're too messy, let it be known that the USDA has
    >>>>> just farted out about 10 different sources of pre-diced onion recalls.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Whole Foods (or should we call them "Diced Foods"), Wegmans, and a
    >>>>> bunch of commercial food processors who use diced onions in their
    >>>>> products and sell them in salsas, meatloafs, and floor waxes are
    >>>>> scrambling today.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It must be a huge diced onion plant, whoever it is.
    >>>> Makes me happy that I don't resort to things like that. Ditto the
    >>>> bagged greens and various other things. I dunno why even. It
    >>>> obviously would be easier to do so, but...
    >>> There have now been over 20 individual recalls related to these same
    >>> onions.
    >>>
    >>> It's no wonder our processed and pre-made food tastes like ****.
    >>> Onions should be chopped/sliced fresh just prior to adding to a
    >>> recipe. Apparently a lot of companies outsource the chopping of
    >>> onions to this large "Chopped Onion Factory" (Gills Onions, LLC of
    >>> Oxnard, CA).
    >>>
    >>> Can't your chop your own onions rather than outsourcing the cutting of
    >>> those and and all your other ingredients?
    >>>
    >>> -sw

    >> Well, if folks couldn't do it BEFORE the recalls started
    >> happening, perhaps they are deciding that they are capable of
    >> doing it after all.

    >
    > Whenever I need less than one onion or am too lazy I use dehys... they
    > work fine in cooked dishes... I especially like toasted dehy onions,
    > great in meat loaf without adding all that extra salt, also very nice
    > for that quick bowl of onion soup. I keep an assortment of dehy
    > veggies, very handy when you look and find you're all out or that
    > onion or bell pepper has rotted to smelly mush. Dehy veggies have a
    > forever shelf life.
    > http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penze...eysonions.html


    I read some time ago about toasting dehydrated onion (and garlic
    too, I think). I probably have dehydrated veggies here because I
    was attempting to re-create the vegetable cottage cheese from days
    of yore. Remember that? It was kind-of nice when one was in that
    sort of mood.

    --
    Jean B.

  14. #14
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:56:52 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    snip

    I probably have dehydrated veggies here because I
    >was attempting to re-create the vegetable cottage cheese from days
    >of yore. Remember that? It was kind-of nice when one was in that
    >sort of mood.


    Yeah, that was nice stuff, but won't the dehydrated veggies come out
    as little tough nuggets in the cottage cheese? Or do they finally get
    tender?
    Janet US

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Deadly Diced Onions

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:09:05 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:56:52 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >snip
    >
    > I probably have dehydrated veggies here because I
    >>was attempting to re-create the vegetable cottage cheese from days
    >>of yore. Remember that? It was kind-of nice when one was in that
    >>sort of mood.

    >
    >Yeah, that was nice stuff, but won't the dehydrated veggies come out
    >as little tough nuggets in the cottage cheese? Or do they finally get
    >tender?
    >Janet US


    Cottage cheese contains a lot of water, dehy veggies will rehydrate...
    I like to stir in dehy soup greens, the next day they will be
    rehydrated, and will be more flavorful than fresh. And nowadays most
    veggies (and fruits) are available freeze dried.
    http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/fre...egetables.aspx

  16. #16
    Jean B. Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:56:52 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > snip
    >
    > I probably have dehydrated veggies here because I
    >> was attempting to re-create the vegetable cottage cheese from days
    >> of yore. Remember that? It was kind-of nice when one was in that
    >> sort of mood.

    >
    > Yeah, that was nice stuff, but won't the dehydrated veggies come out
    > as little tough nuggets in the cottage cheese? Or do they finally get
    > tender?
    > Janet US



    I seem to recall that if you let it sit long enough, they softened
    up. That was quite a while ago though, so I forget whether I
    added a tad of liquid/started the softening process in liquid.

    Jean B.

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